DOJ to Nadler: Threaten Barr With Impeachment, You Get Nothing…

Smart move by DOJ lawyers.  The letter below informs Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler the previous report content was provided without assertion of executive privilege; however, if Nadler follows-through with impeachment plan, executive privilege is now enforced and the totality of the report is withdrawn from congress.


The only thing AG Barr was statutorily required to provide was the four-page summary letter he already presented.  Asking President Trump to throw the executive privilege blanket over the full work product effectively shields it from congressional review; AND simultaneously blocks congress from proceeding with any impeachment action.

The assertion of executive privilege effectively removes any lack of production action (ie. the impeachment threat) by Chairman Jerry Nadler.

Essentially AG Barr et al is going old school with classic separation of power. POTUS Trump built a bridge from executive to legislative branch with voluntary production; however, if Nadler wants to be a resistance member then the executive branch will pull back and the customary three-branch separation of power rules will be the standard form of engagement.

Smart play.

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303 Responses to DOJ to Nadler: Threaten Barr With Impeachment, You Get Nothing…

  1. Jeff Stanley says:

    If what I saw on BS News Hour this evening is correct, dumb-dumb Nancy Pelosi thinks this turn of events strengthens the cause of impeachment.

    Liked by 5 people

  2. Peoria Jones says:

    If someone were capable, they should figure a way for all of us to send a rose (or maybe something better) to AG Barr, flooding his office and making a huge statement. Proceeds should go to a worthy Conservative charity, of course.

    I’d love for him – and everyone else in DC – to see our overwhelming gratitude for his respect for the rule of law.

    Liked by 19 people

  3. Bogeyfree says:

    I wonder if Barr just teed up Declassification for PT as the next move?

    First we got the word spying from Mr. Barr, I wonder if the next key phrase from Barr’s lips will be coup to overthrow the President?

    Liked by 5 people

    • Coco Mama says:

      If the Dems say they want transparency, Trump can give them some DECLAS transparency. DECLAS during the rally tomorrow night in Panama City. LOL

      Liked by 8 people

    • mr.piddles says:

      The Poop Show for the Dems is about to begin RSN, and the Episode One doesn’t even include declassification.
      * Comey IG report
      * Comey trying to explain himself in Primetime on CNN — this will inevitably (intentionally or otherwise) a.) throw one or more people under the bus, b.) likely expose more information about #Spygate than is known today, and c.) contradict his sworn testimony to Congress.
      * FISA Abuse IG report
      * AG Barr starting to poke around in the background… everybody knows where this is ultimately going, but nobody will know when and how it will manifest — this is pure angst
      * Ongoing leak investigations (did I hear that right?)

      Declassification necessarily includes exposing our “friends” and “allies”. This is complicated, and will be held off as much as possible, IMO.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Mojo says:

      Declassification is the Trump card he’ll play to bring down the Schumer/Pelosi house to a pile of guano it is. It will the ultimate weapon to destroy the whole bunch. He may selectively release them to help Barr in his round of hoax investigations, but I feel certain it is a daily topic between Trump, Giuliani and the rest of his legal/political team. They have the Dems on the ropes….they’ll let them continue to resist and make fools of themselves, then, he’ll nuke ’em when the time is right legally and politically.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Jim Raclawski says:

    gosh darnit…. this Republic could sure make use of a “gunslinger” of clear thought and true aim.. who could clean some clocks… right some big wrongs… and bust open an economy sized can of whoop-ass.
    Alas… if I look at all the players that have had a role in this treachery, I see SWAMP dwellers that have been in the circle of power for decades and have stuffed many a skeleton into a closet. AG Barr has been swimming in these same filthy waters for quite some time and like the RING in j.r.r. tolkien’s LOTR…. all are brought under its power-all are open to corruption.
    ….. I really don’t wanna make another run at that stupid football …. hold the friggin thing still Lucy…

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Dena says:

    Sundance, would this be a problem for Trump to release any information or proof that they were spying on him. Are they trying to hide all Russia info so it can not get out?????


  6. CopperTop says:

    My initial thought was “Queue the water bottle shrug one more time!”

    (and maybe wipe in the coffee cup taken out of that GOT theme!)

    Liked by 1 person

  7. And keep the coats…………….

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Kerry_On says:

    Legaleeze-Free Translation: “From A.G. Barr to The Honorable Jerold Nadler, Chairman, House Judiciary Committee, AKA Fat Jerry, Dear Chairman Nadler, Fuckoff You Poser, I wear the biggest badge in America and have the huevos to back it up. Warmest Regards, William Barr, Attorney General of the United States of America.

    Liked by 7 people

  9. Disgusted says:

    no place in this article do I see reference to any reasons for these politicians to be threatening any impeachment action against him. Don’t they need a reason other than Waters threatening such action? I am completely confused. Where should I go to attempt to learn why this is happening? I have cut cable and depend on this blog and a few others for my world news.

    Liked by 1 person

    • 1stgoblyn says:

      The reason will be stated as “Obstruction of Justice” which they have been trying to create since he won the election. And now San Fran Nanny is telling us that we cannot accept another term for VSPGPDJT b/c democracy something, something, blah, blah Constitution. Man! She doesn’t know the Constitution from a hole in the ground.

      Liked by 2 people

    • formerdem says:

      i guess they can threaten on any basis that occurs to them. they will lose but people who depend on the papers for news (other than wsj) will never know what happened. reading the nyt makes you dumber.


  10. Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired says:

    I have waited for 50 years for just a few lawyers I could respect. Seems Mr. Barr and couple of his crew may be the answer to an old cop’s prayers. OK, playtime is over! It’s time for that swamp cleaning project to get under way for real. Sorry fellow old soldiers, we have to sit this one out. Don’t think there are many Americans around these days who would appreciate our tactics! Would be fun though just to get in a little stick time, huh?

    Liked by 12 people

  11. GB Bari says:

    Pelousi and Nadless can rattle their rubber sabers all they want.
    Looks like the law and the Constitution are on the Executive’s side in this schoolyard fight.

    Liked by 8 people

  12. ~Memo to Rep. Jerrold (the Penguin) Nadler (D-NY) : The Public is well aware of the Democrats stolen CORRUPT FBI & CIA “Tradecraft” Policy of DIRTYING-UP-THE-TARGET with regards to A.G. William Barr & by Extension Pres.Trump so that anything that is done looks Illegal and “We the People” have a LONG MEMORY & 2020 isn’t that far Off.~
    *Keep pushing ‘Penguin’ & you’ll find the House & Senate Democrats back in the Minority with fewer members than the 2010 Democrat Massacre.*

    Liked by 7 people

  13. USA First! says:

    I wish President Trump would have claimed executive privilege to start with. It would have ended the ongoing circus since the release of the report.


    • 1stgoblyn says:

      In his report, Mueller gave a list of 10 times the President ‘possibly’ committed Obstruction of Justice. Those 10 times were all when he considered his options. If he had actually claimed EP, like presidents before him, he would surely have been brought up on impeachment charges for OofJ.

      Liked by 1 person

    • 22denizen says:

      On the other hand, the “ongoing circus” and similar Dem reactions and behavior can expose the motives and intentions, and even hidden aspects of their thought processes, which might have not have been so apparent without the time for kerfuffle and theatrical outrage that holding back the use of EP provided.


  14. Lee Moore says:

    All the same, in the fourth paragraph Mr Boyd meant “precipitate” when he wrote “precipitous” – a schoolboy howler.

    That’s fifty bucks off your hourly rate, Bud, when you get back into private practice.

    Liked by 1 person

    • wightmanfarm says:

      I disagree:

      (of an action) done suddenly and without careful consideration.
      “precipitous intervention”
      synonyms: hasty, overhasty, rash, hurried, rushed; impetuous, impulsive, spur-of-the-moment, precipitate, incautious, imprudent, injudicious, ill-advised, heedless, reckless, harebrained, foolhardy; informalharum-scarum, previous; rare temerarious

      (FYI, It was in the 3rd paragraph, not the 4th.)

      Liked by 1 person

      • Lee Moore says:

        “A precipitate action or decision happens or is made more quickly or suddenly than most people think is sensible”

        This is the only adjectival meaning of “precipitate” offered.

        “A precipitous action happens very quickly and often without being planned.”

        This is the third adjectival meaning of “precipitous” (of three, after (1) very steep, and (2) sudden and unpleasant.)

        And we are also offered the cautionary note :

        “The use of precipitous to mean hasty is thought by some people to be incorrect.”

        “Some people” are correct in their judgment on this matter ☺

        Liked by 1 person

        • Finbar O'Shaunnessey says:

          Third paragraph.


        • 3rdday61 says:

          Since Mr. Boyd was describing a ‘threat’, which itself implies a future action, perhaps he meant exactly what he said. He was not describing the hastiness of the threat, but rather the severity of the consequences of said threat.
          What do I know. I bailed out in the 10th grade and I sucked at English.
          Nadler probably had to have his aides explain it to him anyway.

          Liked by 1 person

  15. Fake Ruby says:

    The wise old man (a long-time D.C. hand) – whom I have quoted here previously on CTH – explained to me yesterday the proper way to look at the new bogus line of “Trump’s obstruction of justice.”

    Imagine a young lady pulled over in her vehicle by a dirty cop who claims she has broken some law and proceeds to place her in his police cruiser and drives her to a secluded place to try to have his way with her.

    If this young lady attempted to fight back and escape her predicament, the Dems and Deep Staters would accuse her of “obstructing justice.”

    It is really as simple as that.

    Liked by 12 people

    • TwoLaine says:

      Clearly, stopping a crime upon your person is not obstruction of justice. Great analogy!

      Liked by 3 people

      • Lester Smith says:

        The most dangerous person is a stupid person who believes they are the smartest person in the room. Hence we have Nutty Nadler the leader of a ship of fools. The dems are on a mission to search and destroy. America is the victim of their power hunger attacks. We the people do have a voice and we better start using it. This crap is weakening our hand both stateside and abroad. Each congress person took an oath to defendour nation from all adversaries both foreign and domestic. As far as I can see the Democrats are nothing more than political terrorists and in fact I would also say the dems are aiding and a batting our enemies. The msm are the dems propaganda arm. The dems and msn keep repeating the same catch phasis. when repeated over and over people start to believe the message. This is psychological warfare, repeat a false message until it is internalized as truth . The dems and msm bank that most people don’t pay attention and will buy what they are selling. The dems uses fragmented destorted half truths by cherry picking certain parts of information that suit their agenda (sound bites). Cherry picking partial statements that have the largest wide spread influence and impact are used. When people are steadly feed political propaganda bad things can and will happen. We can see these themes used over and over threw out history. WWII Germany, Cuba, Russia and so many more. Paint you opposition as evil, and corrupt then you will own the people’s sole and their support. It’s not to late to turn the tide of deception and restore democracy. It is God bless America and God bless AG Barr.

        Liked by 4 people

    • formerdem says:

      Or say she calls up her boyfriend and discusses slugging the cop. Just discusses.


  16. Pyrthroes says:

    Regarding Rats’ ongoing, subversive attempted coup d’oeuvre, facts and law favor Trump and his puissant Administration, which for 30 months have acted with circumspect, indeed undue. restraint.

    As Mueller’s steaming cow-flop deliquesces, accompanied by serious questions regarding his hack-partisan performance in basic statutory contexts, it seems that Barr and Flood and Giuliani et al. are
    on-track to turn tables on simpering Pelosi, Nadler, Schiff, none of whom exhibit the slightest evidence of ability, character, integrity beyond grunt-stuff attitudinal delusions.

    Given the bizarre-o daisy-chain of jumped-up Rat candidates for 2020, ranging from Fauxcahontas, Kamela Cameltoe, squirrel-tail “Mayor Pete” to Zombie Jamboree Joe “Sniffer” Biden and Bernie da Squish, we suspect that a Trump landslide depends solely on pumping lungs and mitral valve. Long-term Court appointments, stellar Cabinet and related picks aside, we only hope The Master not only undertakes a mighty Deep State purge from January 2021, complete with broad-brush mealworm prosecutions, but institutionalizes a spectrum of principle-and-procedural reforms taking “quis custodiet” off Rats’ agenda for another century and more.

    Liked by 7 people

  17. TwoLaine says:

    Perfect maneuver AG Barr! No we have them exactly where we want them. They don’t need or deserve any more than what they have right now. Executive Privilege. Case closed.

    So far it seems Barr is the perfect foil and 3D chess player for our VSG POTUS.


    Liked by 3 people

  18. Conservative_302 says:

    A new sheriffs in town. God bless!

    Liked by 3 people

  19. Kerry_On says:

    The Democrats/Far Left/Progressives have painted themselves into an interesting philosophic dilemma. By their attempt to paint Trump as an unqualified imbecile, they are now faced with one of two embarrassing admissions. Either they are being politically out manoeuvred and having their asses soundly handed to them by an idiot or they must concede that they HUGELY under-estimated the quality of the intellect they were up against. In either case, the brain trust of political ‘quibble dicks’ that comprise their ever-expanding gaggle of 2020 presidential candidates are in for a beating of historic proportions from which their party may not recover.

    Liked by 3 people

  20. Padric says:

    No soup for you, Nadler!

    Liked by 3 people

  21. Attorney General Eric Holder actually was held in contempt of Congress on 6/28/12 (the only Cabinet member ever in our history) after he refused to provide subpoenaed documents re: the gun running to Mexico disaster known as Operation Fast and Furious. Do you remember the media firestorm that dominated the news for months?

    Do you remember how this botched operation put American guns in the hands of drug runners and resulted in the murder of US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry? Remember the media outrage?

    Do you remember the calls for President Obama’s impeachment when he subsequently put the cloak of Executive Privilege over his AG and in effect killed the Fast and Furious investigation? Remember how the media fought to keep this issue alive, calling it obstruction of justice?

    And finally, do you remember how AG Holder resigned in disgrace, was stripped of his security clearance and denied his federal pension?

    No, you don’t remember any of that because it never happened. What did happen when the House voted 255 – 67 to hold AG Holder in criminal contempt, was that Nancy Pelosi and dozens of other Democrats abstained from the vote and walked out of the House chamber. Many of them shouted “shame, shame!” during their dramatic exit.

    The shame belongs, then and now, to the Democrat Party .. but somehow they never feel any.

    Liked by 8 people

    • TwoLaine says:

      That is how I remember it as well. Brian Terry and his family are just one of the many American families that have been affected by the lack of a border, the unenforcement of our immigration laws, and the total lawlessness of The Kenyan’s rule.

      The scandal free admin my axx.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Justah says:

      Holder testified repeatedly that there was NEVER any discussion with the White House about the Fast and Furious stuff …… and then the White House threw a Blanket of protection over Holder called “executive privilege”. That is essentially why he was censored and then sued. How could executive privilege be used for the AG, when he said there was never any contact with the Executive?

      Liked by 2 people

  22. thegranddanny says:

    If Nadler’s request interferes with ongoing investigations, how is it not obstruction of justice?

    Liked by 2 people

  23. George 1 says:

    Good for them. This is the first visible action in a long time that makes sense. The dems are going to act like a criminal gang no matter what the President or Barr does. So it makes sense to just start putting limits on cooperation when they threaten.

    As we all have learned there is no point in attempting to deal honestly with them. They have no capacity for honest dealing and no ability to speak the truth. They are of Satan.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. namberak says:

    Once again, Nadler goes into a battle of wits unarmed ….

    Liked by 3 people

    • namberak says:

      Just by happenstance my wife turned on the TV in the other room just as I was making my smart aleck remark about Nadler and there Nads and crew were, under the big top, taking a vote on contempt. Sadly, now I can hear this gasbag deflating into a microphone, spewing drivel and lies in relatively equal measure. It frankly amazes me that these people are actually so stupid that they are trying to flog the dead, rotting carcass of Muh Russia as well as the fantasy of obstruction. That alone explains to me why they haven’t hauled in Mueller. Their entire impeachment fantasy is just that– fantasy.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Sloth1963 says:

      And how! Watching the embarrassment on OAN.

      Liked by 1 person

  25. yy4u says:

    Let’s see. Impeach Trump. Impeach Kavanaugh. Impeach Barr. Anybody else? Or should the Democrats get straight to the nitty gritty and impeach everyone who isn’t them or at least who isn’t too much of a wuss to stand up to them (think Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, Jeff Flake, Lisa Murkowski, etc., etc., etc.)

    What’s next? Gulags for those whom the Democrats don’t think should be in office? Isn’t that what their comrades did in the Soviet Union 100 years ago?

    My, how time flies. Our Bolshies are so much nicer…so much more “EVOLVED. They don’t shoot their enemies now….except maybe for the Republican softball practice. But the mainstream media quickly absolved them of any wrongdoing. Just like Hillary’s emails. Notice whenever a Democrat shoots up a Republican, it’s a lone crazy wolf. But were the opposite to happen, it’d be every non Democrat in the country who is to blame. Or their guns.

    And look how our Beria (show me the man and I’ll show you the crime) Mueller-Weissman doesn’t throw his targets into Lubyanka. No PHYSICAL torture here. That’s progress, isn’t it? ISN’T IT?
    And we don’t do purges like those other guys. Not yet anyway.

    The shock is not what they’ve become, this is how totalitarians behave. The shock is that there are so many clueless Democrat voters out there who don’t see who they really are.

    Liked by 3 people

    • formerdem says:

      re physical torture, read Sidney Powell’s book License to Lie. They put Enron people in jail and left them to it. Also: read about the Starbucks murders in DC, where Mueller led the investigation. The principal corpse was a young woman who had been an intern in the Clinton White House, who was upset about the treatment of the other interns and was going around muttering what she was going to do about it. Then she was dead. A very weird murder it was. No money taken if I recall. But it was pinned on a young man from Anacostia. He was interrogated if I recall correctly for 53 (is that right hours), denying he had done it. Finally he gave way. As soon as he had had some sleep he went right back to saying he did not do it. He swore on the life of his infant child. But too late. In that desperately weary moment he had confessed and they sent him to jail for life with no chance of parole. Do not say that Mueller is innocent of torture. It is not true. The one thing I would ask of Trump if I met him is to free Cooper.


  26. askandgettruth says:

    hay nadler you were much more jolly when you were 200 pounds heavier. now that you made it to the ivory tower of DC don’t let the power get you too almighty, you will be taken down a few steps.

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Dr.Jay says:

    “Unfortunately, rather than allowing negotiations to continue, you scheduled an unnecessary contempt vote, which you refused to postpone to allow additional time for compromise,” Boyd wrote Wednesday morning. “Accordingly, this is to advise you that the President has asserted executive privilege over the entirety of the subpoenaed materials. As I indicated in my letter to you last night, this protective assertion of executive privilege ensures the President’s ability to make a final decision whether to assert privilege following a full review of these materials.”

    Note the last bit. So true. Because none of the good guys has actually been able to review all the underlying material … just bad hombres.
    Also the evidence now needs to be protected to prevent (D) friends from (D) criminals currently under investigation with information with which they could further obstruct justice


  28. B Woodward says:

    I can see tomorrow’s headline now: Trump Trumps Nadler Coercion


  29. jbrickley says:

    Check and Mate…


  30. Rick says:

    I wonder how many criminal roads will lead back to the democratic congress…

    Liked by 1 person

  31. MR52 says:

    Looks like the Democrats are up to their standard Obstruction Practices. Wondering who they are trying to protect, Schumer and the SDNY FBI?


  32. L4grasshopper says:

    Question for the legal experts:

    Does this mean that Executive Privilege is being imposed also on anyone to be able to testify on the Mueller Report?

    Liked by 1 person

  33. Bob Parker says:

    For those of us keeping score, Team Trump just delivered a DEVASTATING shot to the gonads of the Dems in general & Congress Pig Jerold Nadler specifically.

    To quote from the famous Batman TV show of the 1960’s
    POW! WHAM!! OOF!!

    With Nadler, methinks we should now do a spin-off of the Batman show staring Nadler as “Fatman”.

    Or how about we team him up with Pelosi in another show I’ll call “Snake & the Fatman”.


  34. daylight58 says:

    Aside from any legal consequences, I’d take pride in being (correctly) found to have contempt for Nadler and Pelosi.

    Liked by 1 person

  35. CDog says:

    If Nadler is overreaching and requesting documents he knows he can’t legally have, why has nobody filed an ethics complaint against him? Ethics is part of the bar requirements. Just asking.

    Liked by 1 person

  36. Sue Fowler says:

    Finally Trump is throwing down and showing signs of a spine bud. The nation now sees the Dems/RINOS in all their vile ugliness and vitriole.
    All of thus nonsense is stalling what must come for Trump to have ANY credibility…indictments, perp walks, prosecutions and prison sentences.
    No more NWO PC BS.


    • lurker2 says:

      He was not able to do anything while the Mueller witch hunt was ongoing. That’s exactly why Mueller dragged it out for such a long time. So not Trump’s fault.

      Liked by 1 person

  37. lurker2 says:

    This is all great timing. While the Democrat candidates try to ramp up their campaigns Trump still dominates the “news” stories. 🙂 I think even their own base is getting tired of this crap.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lurker2 says:

      Oh by the way, if Trump supporters had simply voted straight GOP on the ballots in Nov 2018 we wouldn’t be dealing with this strupidity right now. The people who voted for non-GOP candidates have allowed it to happen. Don’t make that mistake again. Majorities are important. If the GOP had control of the House right now we’d have smooth sailing.

      Liked by 1 person

      • vlad says:

        they orchestrated massive fraud,thats how they won the house,2020 they will try again.but i totally agree playing fair doesnt pay sometimes.although a dem may be a better candidate,its not wise for any conservative to vote for them.they stick together gop does not unfortunately.


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